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46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 6
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
CBM Image

On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 16
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

By 26 July 2016 1
Legislative Assembly

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal ...

Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 4
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

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Tharwa Drive - worth the wait?

By 12 October 2009 17

So first day of morning peak hour traffic after the school holidays on the duplicated Tharwa / Drakeford Drive. How was it for you? Worth the wait?...

Parliament House Security Charity Fun Run

By 12 October 2009 1

Tuesday 13th October For the 13th  straight year, Parliament House Security Officers will run laps of Parliament House to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation. This is a 12 hour run starting at 5am. There will be an all day BBQ and drinks. Last year $11,000 was raised and given to Make A...

On rogues and Walter Burley Griffin

By 12 October 2009 3

Whenever anyone's trying to put one over the people of Canberra as sure as the sun rises the corpse of Walter Burley Griffin will be metaphorically exhumed and paraded to make the case. Today I came across the man himself talking to the New York Times (thanks to Cornell University) about what he...

What's happening down south?

By 12 October 2009 24

Is it just me, or is there lots of crime and anti-social behaviour going on around  Richardson, Chisholm, Calwell lately? I seem to think that there is a surge in crime with so many articles in the newspapers and police reports on The RiotACT....

Speakeasy Fringe Club

By 12 October 2009

From the 14th-17th of October, the Canberra Musicians Club and Cardboard Charlie bring you the Speakeasy Fringe Club in Street Two as part of the Street Theatre’s Made in Canberra season. More details after the jump. Featuring two shows each night the Speakeasy Fringe Club will kick off the...

John Hargreaves blames the media

By 12 October 2009 9

John Hargreaves can't even take responsibility for his own resignation - by blaming the media he is, yet again, showing why he is (was)  such a poor minister. The fact is the Canberra Times, 666 etc give Labor a pretty good run because they have proven to be a very competent government. You'd ha...

Police Wrap - 11 October

By 12 October 2009 7

1. Lancer Racing! ACT Policing is seeking to identify the driver of a red Mitsubishi Lancer involved in a dangerous street racing incident on Parkes Way, in Acton, yesterday afternoon (October 11). Police were patrolling in an unmarked vehicle westbound on Parkes Way around 4.50pm yesterday wh...

Kasha CD Launch

By 12 October 2009

The Canberra Musicians Club Proudly presents: Kasha CD Launch @ MacGregor Hall (map after the jump) ...

Hayfever in full effect

By 12 October 2009 10

Not having experienced hayfever for about 10+ years, it seems to be back in full effect. Is it just me or any other Canberrans suffering particularly bad this year? Had a raw sore throat for about a month now, a slight cough and I'm tired all the time. Doc gave me some rhinocort for my nose bu...

Emergency Services scanning right on your desktop.

By 12 October 2009 11

Hey riot act, first time poster, long time reader. I came across this site today,  Have a listen in for those who haven't seen it (, basically I'm asking about its legality? Should I NOT be listened to this? Because I have done some...

Canberra Fire Twirlers on Facebook

By 12 October 2009

Join the Canberra Fire Twirlers group on Facebook to; Meet other people interested in Fire Twirling. Get involved in regular meet ups around Canberra. Get involved in performances. Learn tips and tricks from other members. From beginners to advanced, all ages welcome. Make friends and boost ...

Canberra Short Film Festival Set to Be a Winner

By 12 October 2009

Canberra’s 14th annual short film festival is ready and raring to go this week! The Festival begins screening at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre this coming Thursday evening 15 October and finishes on Saturday evening 17 October. The first two sessions on Thursday evening (beginning...

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